Argentek Awarded Exporter of the Year
Argentek is named Exporter of the Year by the US Small Business Administration

Argentek Awarded Exporter of the Year

[News] Argentek was awarded as Delaware's Exporter of the Year by the US Small Business Administration at the recently concluded National Small Business Week held on the first week of May 2023, an event that has been celebrating thriving small businesses in the US annually for 60 years. 

Nominations for the award were deliberated back in Fall of 2022. SBA Delaware Region Director Michelle Harris shared that Argentek's accomplishments, success, and growth over the years were some of the key factors that allowed them to ultimately award it to Argentek, a consumer electronics wholesaler in Wilmington that has been operating for thirteen years and exporting to over 70 countries across the world.

Argentek CEO Andres Molanes with Governor John Carney and SBA Delaware Region Director Michelle Harris

Argentek Chief Executive Officer Andres "Andy" Molanes receives the plaque of recognition and poses alongside Governor John Carney and SBA Delaware Region Director Michelle Harris on May 4, 2023.

CEO Andres Molanes recognized the hard work of Argentek's staff as he was given the award. "Our goal is to distribute the world's most innovative technology and we'd like to make sure that's accessible to everybody. Hard work is at the core of what we do. I think we'd be nowhere if we didn't make that our mantra," he shared.

Director Harris also noted that most of the small business awardees cultivate a culture within their business valuing their employees which help retain staff, and that CEO Andres Molanes has noticeably been working hard to create an environment where employees can come to work and stay. To date, Argentek has over 30 employees who are behind the success of the newly-recognized company and who collectively share this honor with their CEO.

CEO Andres Molanes with Michelle Harris from the SBA and Margo Reign from the SBDC

May 9, 2023 | SBA Delaware Region Director Michelle Harris visits the Argentek warehouse in Wilmington, Delaware along with the SBA team and Margo Reign from the SBDC (Small Business Development Center)

Watch the interview and learn more about this award on Delaware's local news.

Argentek wishes to take this opportunity to thank the SBA for recognizing our efforts and championing businesses like ours, especially to Margo Reign for nominating us! Our sincerest thanks as well, of course, to everyone that has supported us through the years, from our hardworking team, our network of service providers, and our loyal customers — we share this honor with you!  🏆